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  • WASHINGTON, March 13- China has effectively put a hold on a draft counter-terrorism law that would require technology firms to hand over sensitive information to government officials, a senior U.S. official said. Tensions over cybersecurity and technology policy are a major irritant in U.S.- China relations and President Barack Obama said in an interview...

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- Social media and other technology are making it increasingly difficult to combat militants who are using such modern resources to share information and conduct operations, the head of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency said on Friday. "New technologies can help groups like ISIL coordinate operations, attract new recruits, disseminate...

  • Why is the US not cracking down on Sudan? Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
    Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

    The US appears to be seeking constructive engagement with Sudan but it should be intensifying pressure on the government instead, says David Phillips.

  • Could Islamic State's 'looting economy' face defeat? Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 9:11 AM ET
    An Islamic State militant

    The terrorist group "Islamic State" has rarely been out of the headlines but could financial pressures undermine its ambitions -- and existence?

  • Oil boosts political risks worldwide   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 2:49 AM ET
    Firefighters work to put out a fire on an oil tank at the port of Es Sider in Ras Lanuf, Libya, Dec. 29, 2014.

    The fall in oil and gas prices and the rise of extremism are increasing risks across the globe in 2015. Here's what you should know.

  • Fines, selloffs, cuts: Life under cash-squeezed ISIS Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:51 PM ET
    ISIS fighters on parade

    Recently, ISIS has been dealing with financial hardships—here's how it is dealing with it, the Financial Times reports.

  • Call them Islamic extremists Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 2:34 PM ET
    In this image made from video posted on a social media account affiliated with the Islamic State group on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, militants attack ancient artifacts with sledgehammers in the Ninevah Museum in Mosul, Iraq.

    The US needs to stop tiptoeing around religious sensitivity when it comes to terrorist acts in the name of Islam, says David Phillips.

  • CNBC update: Amazon hires former White House secretary

    CNBC's Sue Herera reports on how IBM plans to win back investors, the latest ISIS terrorist acts and Amazon's new Senior Vice President for Worldwide Corporate Affairs.

  • CNBC update: ISIS executioner revealed   Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    CNBC update: ISIS executioner revealed

    CNBC's Sue Herera reports authorities have identified ISIS executioner Jihadi John, Standard Chartered has a new CEO, and Barnes and Noble is set to spin-off its college book unit.

  • Three men arrested in anti-terror raid   Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 1:38 PM ET
    Three men arrested in anti-terror raid

    Three men living in Brooklyn were allegedly plotting to join ISIS overseas, reports WNBC-TV Jonathan Dienst. Two of the men did have plane tickets before being arrested.

  • U.S. 'must do more' to crack down on ISIS   Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 5:20 AM ET
    U.S. 'must do more' to crack down on ISIS

    The West has failed to come up with a clear strategy to deal with ISIS, argues Ron Wahid, CEO of Arcanum Global Intelligence.

  • US malls on high alert   Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 3:15 PM ET
    The Mall of America was cited in an apparent threat from a Somali-based terrorist group.

    Discussing a terror threat against America's malls and its impact on security and consumers, with Michael Kerchevel, International Council of Shopping Centers president & CEO.

  • WH: No credible, specific threat against Mall of America

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on terror threats against American malls.

  • Business as usual at Mall of America   Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 1:47 PM ET
    Business as usual at Mall of America

    Store managers say crowds at the Mall of America are about normal, despite a terror threat on American shopping malls, reports NBC's John Yang.

  • Somalia extremists urge attacks on US malls Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 8:23 AM ET
    People are seen walking through Roosevelt Field shopping mall in Garden City, New York February 22, 2015. The U.S. homeland security chief said on Sunday he takes seriously an apparent threat by Somali-based Islamist militants against prominent shopping sites in the West including the Mall of America in Minnesota and urged people there to be careful.

    A video purported to be by Somalia's rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S. and other Western countries.

  • Can free speech and blasphemy live together? Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo poses near a banner which reads "Charlie Hebdo, Honorary citizen of Paris" displayed in front of the Paris City Hall January 9, 2015 after Wednesday's deadly attack at the Paris offices of weekly satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo by two masked gunmen who shouted Islamist slogans.

    Terror in Copenhagen and Paris has renewed an old debate: should free speech countries adopt or strengthen blasphemy laws?

  • Not discussing real issues with ISIS: Todd   Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 4:45 PM ET
    Not discussing real issues with ISIS: Todd

    "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd discusses the economics of terror groups like ISIS.

  • Fear grows in Europe as ISIS comes to Libya Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 2:09 PM ET
    Members of the Libyan Police are seen on their vehicles as they prepare for deployment during the start of a security plan put forth by the government to increase security, Feb. 9, 2015, in Tripoli.

    ISIS operations in Libya are making headlines and inciting pronouncements from European officials, but the size of its reach is unclear.

  • Sen. Isakson: It is time to destroy ISIS   Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 7:17 AM ET
    Sen. Isakson: It is time to destroy ISIS

    Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson (R), makes the strong case for going after ISIS immediately, and the costs to the economy and the country if nothing is done.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 19- France's chief internal security official is traveling to California's Silicon Valley to discuss his government's concerns about violent jihadist social media messaging with leading tech and Internet companies. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told a Washington news conference on Thursday that "all the Internet...